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opportunity cost

The cost of passing up the next best choice when making a decision. For example, if an asset such as capital is used for one purpose, the opportunity cost is the value of the next ... Read more

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Ask Yourself This When Thinking About Selling a Stock

by Kurt Box

What investors should really ask themselves when contemplating selling a stock (or mutual fund) is, "What are the consequences of repeating the same purchase? If this security were ...

Reducing Your Cost Basis With Options

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How to Make the Right Decisions in the Market

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Avoiding an Options Call Exercise

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